Services for suspected or established cases

GBSFThe coccidioidomycosis serology laboratory in the UC Davis Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology provides serodiagnostic and consultative services for suspected or established cases of coccidioidomycosis, commonly referred to as valley fever or San Joaquin fever.

Serum and other body fluids (cerebrospinal, pleural, joint, peritoneal) can be submitted.

Click the links below for descriptions of the tests offered, interpretations of results and information on the submission of specimens. Note: Microsoft Word documents.

Human cases:

Veterinary cases:

New (08/2016): Web-based test results now available on our website:

Please direct questions or add-on requests to coccy@ucdavis.edu or FAX 530-752-6813.

Laboratory directors:
Ian McHardy, Ph.D., Director
George Thompson, M.D., Medical Director
Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D., Associate Director

For billing or administrative services:
Kathryn Blaisdell, CAO